John Boyega and Daisy Ridley Filmed Their Reactions to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (VIDEO)

Some Star Wars Actors Filmed Their Reactions to the New Trailer and Wow They Are Charming

Some Star Wars Actors Filmed Their Reactions to the New Trailer and Wow They Are Charming

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Oct. 20 2015 1:07 PM

Some Star Wars Actors Filmed Their Reactions to the New Trailer and Wow They Are Charming

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John Boyega and Daisy Ridley loved the Star Wars trailer.

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If you teared up at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer last night, you’re not the only one. Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, who play Rey and Finn in the movie respectively, filmed their real-time reactions to the trailer. Even though both actors knew roughly what to expect, there were many tears and screams. In what was either a clever PR stunt or fits of genuine enthusiasm (or both?), Ridley and Boyega posted their reactions to Instagram shortly after the trailer premiered. 

Ridley, watching in bed on her iPhone (which is surely how most of us first saw the trailer), pulls the covers up to her nose and lets out an excited shout. Her eyes widen, and then: “Oh my god it’s amazing,” she sobs.

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Boyega, watching on a larger screen, at first just nods and repeats, “Yep, yep,” but a few seconds in something blows him away and he careens over the back of the couch screaming, “WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?!”

Both reactions are extremely charming—and pretty much what we’d expect from two actors whose lives are about to 180 thanks to this film.